Meet the friendly staff at AVMC!
Michelle started working for AVMC in February, where she also manages two other hospitals. She started out working for rescue facilities, volunteering, and fostering dogs since 2011 before she came here. She worked closely with Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She now has two dogs from that facility, and three from local Michigan shelters. Their names are Maverick the border collie, Charlee the terrier, Rocket the terrier, Goose the border collie, and Harley the border collie. Michelle started out working in customer service/sales management in 2006, before realizing she wanted to work alongside animals.
Amber started her career at AVMC in September 2015. But before joining our team, she worked in animal rescue for 8 years, and still continue to help. Amber is currently certified in Fear Free Practice, CPR for dogs, cats, and humans. At home she has 3 rescue dogs, Dozer, Mack, and Dig Dug. She also has two kids that she enjoys traveling to Colorado with. She looks forward to continuing her journey with AVMC, and helping our clients and caring for their pets.
Ashley has been employed here since June 2020 as a Vet tech and runs all Social media and built our website. Ashley is currently in school at Penn Foster to get her Vet Tech degree before heading to Arizona to go to Veterinary School at the College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also certified in CPR for Dogs and Cats, as well as certified in Fear Free Practice. At home, she has a Black Lab named Nova and an American Bully named Miggy. Ashley is an avid runner and weight lifter in her spare time.
Jody started working at AVMC in 2020 as a Vet Tech. She currently has an associate's degree in criminology. She also has a cat named Nola May. Before working at AVMC, she worked at a dog daycare and worked with dogs for 5 years. She didn’t realize she wanted to work with animals while in school, but now has the passion to become a Vet Tech.
Leah has been an employee here at AVMC since 2019. She has a Boston terror (Boston Terrier) named Boss. Leah has lived all over the country and certified in many jobs. Leah is certified in AA Fire Service, AA Paramedic, FEMA/ICS Cert., CPR cert. For Dogs and Cats, PHTLA, PALS, and Hazmat. She also graduated in Gemalogy. Leah and our Practice Manager Michelle always wear Unicorn scrubs on Friday!
Mikala earned her Sports Management Bachelor's degree in 2018 and is now working on her Master's Degree at EMU. Mikala started working for AVMC in 2020 while working on her masters. Mikala has a Husky named Bailey and 3 cats named Sasha, Sadie, and Skitters. Mikala loves Huskies and will pet any husky when they walk through the door. Every other year she and her dad love going to the Women’s Final Four Basketball Tournament.
Lily is currently attending School Craft College where she hopes to transfer to MSU to study Veterinary Medicine. She has been an employee here at AVMC since 2020 to gain experience in a veterinary field before going to Vet school. At home, she has a border collie named Sammy and 1 cat named Pumpkin. Lily has also figure skated for 14 years.